The Ordway Summer Dance Series

Now in its sixth year, Summer Dance offers free, family-friendly dance events and live music in Rice Park in downtown Saint Paul. This year, the Ordway and the Twin Cities Jazz Festival will co-present Summer Dance as a three-evening event, June 25–27. Each evening will highlight a different dance and music genre, offering free dance lessons from professional instructors from around the community, followed by live music and open dance in the park.

Thursday, June 25 – Salsa
Band: Salsa Del Soul
Dance Instruction: Manny and Carmen Rubio

 Friday, June 26 – Swing
Band: Beasley’s Big Band
Dance Instruction: Arthur Murray Saint Paul

Saturday, June 27 – Ballroom
Band: Minnesota Jazz Orchestra
Dance Instruction: Arthur Murray Saint Paul

All events take place in Rice Park (downtown Saint Paul, across from the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts)

5:30 p.m. – Event begins
6:00 p.m. – Free dance lessons
7:15 p.m. – Live music and open dance